I will be brief. Told ya.
I will be brief. Told ya.
There is a credit card out there everyone knows about. It is called Barclaycard Arrival. Benefits Barclaycard Arrival is a great card, although it is a little overrated. Their major selling points are the 40,000-mile sign up bonus, 2.2222-something miles back after the rebate, and its flexibility. You can redeem the miles on mostContinue Reading
This post is for intermediate hobbyists. Please do not dive in without understanding the risks and possible consequences. If you have been reading my books and this blog, you already know that to me, there are three acceptable levels of manufactured spending. PRIME MS Prime MS is something I can do in the comfort of myContinue Reading
TBB DO in Brooklyn For the few of you who don’t know, TBB stands for Travel Blogger Buzz, which is also–surprise, surprise–the name of a very popular blog. I met George, the guy behind the blog, last year at FinCon 13, (Financial Blogger Conference) and enjoyed his company very much. George is almost single-handedlyContinue Reading
I have been approved for the Chase Ritz Carlton credit card. The more I read about other people’s experiences, the more I’m convinced that this is probably the best reward credit card out there right now; especially in light of the demise of the Citi 100K AAdvantage mile bonus. Just think about it: a 70,000-point bonus,Continue Reading
I wasn’t going to rant about it, but then I read an excellent Free-quent Flyer’s analysis of the newest Walmart’s Point of Sale System changes and decided to share my experience too. I’ve had my share of problems with Walmarts, but my today’s tour de force takes the cake. That’s two and a half hoursContinue Reading
As you know, my true passion is travel, not Manufactured Spend. I had never looked into making profit from our hobby aside of free trips. I had been advocating against going into Manufactured Spend for profit for a long time; right until it stopped making sense. However, increased spend requirements and decreased benefits of the loyaltyContinue Reading
Had a bit of a problem today. My job sometimes takes me away from New York and into the CVS and Walmart wonderlands AKA New Jersey and Long Island. One Vanilla cards are still plentiful here, and you rarely hear these nasty two words Cash Only. And while there are always some problems with money kiosksContinue Reading
Before we delve deeper into murkier and darker waters of manufactured spend, let’s make sure we have covered the basics. The two easiest ways to make sure you can meet the credit card bonus spend requirements or even make a few bucks on the side, are Amazon Payments and AMEX Serve. There is nothing easierContinue Reading
American Express Bluebird and American Express Serve prepaid cards are the apples from the same tree, but they do have “their differences”. I posted about Bluebird and Serve here, but since Vanilla Reload is dead, it’s time to make a few adjustments. American Express Bluebird allows you to load prepaid cards, such as Vanilla Reload OneContinue Reading
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